“These heavy yet light houses, elevated and hung and crossed by branches, with poetic echoes of Laugier’s primitive hut, suggest to me a stability and protection that appear in the bastions of the medieval abbeys, in the intricate isolation of the Zen monasteries, in the buried secret of the Mayan pyramids, in the caves of the hermits, in the columns of the stylistic saints, in that beneficent forest and protection of the demiurges. Miniaturized and metaphorical spaces, those of Carmen Baena, that create a new tension, that of the full and the hollow. They speak of a solitude and a voluntary retreat that urges contemplation and finding oneself in the void”.

Isabel Tejeda